This is what the dress looked like in its very first stages:
And this is what my mom beautifully created:
Together my mom and I got to design every single detail of the gown – from choosing the fabric to choosing where each piece of lace would go.
Every single sequin, bead and pearl was hand-sewn onto the lace by my mom - and trust me, there were lots! And then each piece of lace was hand-sewn on – again, lots! (Our wedding was just eight months after we got engaged, so my mom had very busy hands!)
One of my very favorite things about the dress was the message my mom embroidered inside the back panel for my “something blue”. My mom also made my sister’s wedding gown and did the same inside hers. (I’ll try to remember to add a picture of my sister’s beautiful dress sometime so that you can all be even further amazed.)
Seriously, Most Amazing Mother Ever!!!
[Check out memories 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.]